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Geoffroy’s Marmoset

Callithrix geoffroyi

Range

  • Brazil

Habitat

  • Rainforests

Diet

  • Ants
  • Fruit
  • Lizards
  • Small mammals

Found only in one area of Brazil’s rainforest, this tiny primate‘s young are carried by all members of the family group.

A long tail provides balance while it follows army ants, feasting on the insects they disturb. Adults gnaw holes in trunks to reach their favorite tree gum, but fruit, small mammals and lizards are also on the menu.

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